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Click to enlargeNormanton tram, circa 1918. [old postcard]
The Normanton, Castleford and Pontefract Tramway operated a single line tramway between Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.
The the depot was at Castleford. Services started on 29th October 1906 and ended on 25th July 1932.
Later the company became part of the Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways company. this, in turn, became the West Riding Automobile Company Ltd.
West Riding buses operated in the Wakefield area for many years before the advent of Arriva.
[see also The Golden Age of Tramways, by Charles F. Klapper, published by David & Charles; 2nd Revised edition edition (21st March 1974).

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